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Start With Why

“Begin with the end in mind” ~ Stephen Covey, from the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Taken at face value, and given the popularity of that book, it’s no wonder we sit atop a goal setting culture that is constantly thinking about the result or the outcome and never on where we are and what we are doing in the moment.

Is it really the place you should start though?

I’m going to say no, and propose that Mr. Covey (though I know it was intended to mean something similar) strongly consider change his wording to be more like Simon Sinek’s approach: Start with Why

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Find Purpose

(estimated read time: 5 minutes for the whole thing, stop once you are confident enough to write a purpose statement though)

What is the meaning of life, if not the most unanswerable of unanswerable questions? When faced with our own mortality, we humans, often grasp to the notion that our life had to offer some meaning, right?

One certainty in life, is that you will die — and you will pay taxes! — but how you go about living, may offer some clues as to what meaning you take out of it.

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